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Verb: expire  ik'spI(-u)r or ek'spI(-u)r
  1. Lose validity
    "My passports expired last month";
    - run out
  2. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    - die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm [N. Amer], conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, pop one's clogs
  3. Expel air
    "expire when you lift the weight";
    - exhale, breathe out

Derived forms: expired, expires, expiring

Type of: breathe, change state, discontinue, respire, suspire, take a breath, turn

Encyclopedia: Expire